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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1989
WORLD ENERGY CONFERENCE
At the World Energy Conference meeting in Montreal in September
1989, the papers and discussion among 3,000 attendees from 91 nations were
dominated by global warming and other environmental effects of energy
production, rather than by concern over world fuel supplies.
"Ministers Plan for Internal Energy Market by 1992," H. Gavaghan,
New Scientist, p. 25, Sep. 30, 1989. Discusses an interim report
released at the conference by the energy directorate of the European Commission,
which says many European Community objectives including developing renewable
sources have not been achieved, and there is little consensus about future
"Global Permit-Trading System Suggested As Way To Limit Carbon Dioxide
Emissions," Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., p. 1014, Oct. 6, 1989.
This approach was recommended at the conference by the U.K. Secretary of State
for Energy, along with other steps to reduce global warming. Another report,
assembled by experts from about 20 countries, said carbon dioxide could rise by
70 percent by the year 2020.
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